Natural Beauty and Ethnic Culture Discovery

GL06: 4 Days Private Tour of Guilin - Longsheng - Yangshuo
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Day 1 Arrival in Guilin and Elephant Trunk Hill
When you arrive in Guilin, your local guide will wait for you in the Arrival Hall of the airport, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then a comfortable drive will take you to the hotel of the downtown.

After checking in and having a nice break, you will be escorted to start your Guilin tour with a visit to the Elephant Trunk Hill. It is a naturally-formed hill that vividly resembles a big elephant drinking water from the Li River with its long trunk. At night, you can explore the Two Rivers and Four Lakes and enjoy the amazing night view of the city at your own leisurely pace.
Day 2 Guilin - Longsheng - Guilin, Rice Terraces and Zhuang Minority Villages
Longji Rice Terraces
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces in Longsheng
Have breakfast at your hotel before hitting the road to Longsheng to enjoy the spectacular Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. The transfer takes around two hours from Guilin to Longsheng.

Upon arrival, your guide will lead you to hike up to the viewing point, which is the best place to appreciate the grand scene of the terraces. There are lots of steps, which requires a certain amount of physical strength. However, along the way you will see extensive terraces stretching up and down the sides of the mountains and through the valleys. The incredible views are worth all your efforts.

This area is also dotted with minority villages with their unique wooden stilt houses. Here you will have a chance to visit the villages of the Zhuang Minority People closely and get to know their distinctive ethnic culture.

At the end of the trip, we will transfer you back to the hotel in Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Guilin - Yangshuo, Countryside Trip and Xianggong Hill
Xianggong Hill
A panoramic view of Li River from Xianggong Hill
No Guilin tour will be completed without the Li River cruise. This morning, you will be transferred to the pier to board the Cruise. The scenery on both banks is like a Chinese landscape painting, which will be sure to amaze you and leave you with unforgettable memories. 

The Li River cruise normally takes 3 to 4 hours and arrive in Yangshuo in the early afternoon. Then, you will enjoy a relaxing countryside tour in Yangshuo and visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle.

Afterwards, you will be transfered to the Xianggong Hill, around 40 minutes drive.  Lying between the famous Yellow Cloth Shoal and the Mural Hill, the Xianggong Hill is one of the greatest viewing platforms to take in the glamour of the Li River. The supreme view of the meandering Li River turning 180 degrees here attracts countless visitors and photographers from all over the world every year. It takes about 15 minutes hike along a moderately sloped staricase to reach the top of the hill. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
 Our Friendly Tips

The lunch served on the cruise is simple Chinese box meal, so we suggest you have a hearty breakfast at your hotel in the morning. If you want to upgrade to the 4-star cruise with a buffet lunch, please let us know.
Day 4 A Less-touristy Ancient Village, Reed Flute Cave and Departure
Yangshuo countryside
A farmer walking his buffalo back home in Yangshuo
In the morning, your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you back to Guilin. Along the way, you will visit a less-touristy ancient village with a history of over 1,000 years, called Xiongcun. You will stroll along the cobblestone-paved alleys to delve into the unspoiled traditional lifestyle of the Xiongcun Village. You can see that the antique residences still maintain their original look with wooden-board doors and windows and mottled walls. While staying there, you would feel like being brought back hundreds of years.

Then continue your trip to Reed Flute Cave. The caves are spectacular and well illuminated. You will be accompanied to enter this dazzling cave and encounter countless stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes, like lions, curtains, dragons, pagodas and forests. 

After that, we will transfer you to the airport and see you off there.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
GuilinShangri-La Hotel Grand Link Hotel
YangshuoGreen Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Lunch on the cruise
  • Private English-speaking guide(s)
  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Lunches and dinners not specified
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Ryan from CHINA | Jul. 07, 2019 03:47Reply
I need to get from Yangshuo to Hong Kong airport two weeks from now on Sunday July 21st.
From my understanding I will take a bus from Yangshuo to Yangshuo railway, where I will take train to Guangzhou, then transfer to train to Hong kong, then take subway to Hong kong airport. What times do the buses run from yangshuo to yangshuo railway? How can I buy the bus and train tickets I need, and do I need to print them or is on a smartphone ok? Any help would be great, thanks!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Thomas from SINGAPORE | Jul. 08, 2019 01:07

The bus operates from 7:00 to 18:30. You can book train tickets through TravelChinaGuide, e-mail: As for the train tickets, you can only get it in the bus station.
Yes, you need printed tickets.
Asked by Laura Cai from UNITED STATES | Apr. 01, 2019 07:24Reply
Stroller in Guilin Reed Flute Cave
We'll be visiting with our 18 months old. Can I bring a stroller into the cave or do we need to carry him for the whole tour?
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from GERMANY | Apr. 02, 2019 20:54

As I know, the scenic area doesn't provide the stroller. Thus you need to carry him for the whole tour.
Asked by jess from MALAYSIA | Mar. 10, 2019 01:02Reply
is guilin crowded from 15/Oct - 19/Oct?
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Answered by Olivia from USA | Mar. 10, 2019 23:01

No, generally speaking, it will be less crowded compare with the National Day Holiday.
Asked by Madeline from NETHERLANDS | Jul. 26, 2018 04:19Reply
Does anyone know how late the busses go from Yangshuo to Yangdi?
Answers (1)
Answered by John from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 26, 2018 19:35

The last departure is at 16:30.
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